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Jan 6, 2014 10:00am EST
multinationals and we want to continue to be the leader, requiring great immigration policies. it also requires a rational patent policy. you can invent things and you're not being sued. of the consumer electronics association, gary shapiro, tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. the deadline is approaching for c-span's student cam video competition. what is the most important issue congress should address this year? with a five minute to seven minute documentary. $100,000 in total prizes and a grand prize of $5,000. and trees are due by january 20. get more information at >> immigration policy -- possible action in congress. jack barton spoke about this at american university last week. his group advocates for reduction in the tide of illegal immigrants. this last about one hour. good afternoon, i am pleased to see all of you made it through the snow today. let me first of all give you a little background, personal background and a little bit of background on my organization before we get started. i am a retired foreign service officer. i had 28 years in the u.s. dep
Dec 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
. spying.a now more about key news stories in 2013 a look at immigration. >> from the west of front of the u.s. capitol, where one year ago, january 20, 2013, president obama was sworn in for his second term. during his inaugural address he , talked about changing immigration law and talked about it a great deal on the campaign trail. he also talked about it in 2012. over the next hour here on c-span, we will bring you more comments from president obama and hear house and senate debates on the immigration issue. and a conversation with alan gomez. he has been reporting for "usa today." >> you wrote earlier this year about the senate gang of eight. is it fair to say the senate took the lead legislatively this year. >> absolutely. right after the election that the senate came together and decided they wanted to tackle the issue. what happened was, mitt romney got a 27% of the hispanic vote, you saw a lot of republican senators get together and forming this coalition and a couple people dropped out, a couple people came in. it ended up being eight senators , four republicans and four democrat
Jan 3, 2014 1:00pm EST
thing. whether it is hillary or -- wait, for now. >> we're going live to an event on immigration reform. live coverage now here on c-span. >> find a way to make the case for that particular issue or against that issue. another way we use and one that is most prominently associated with our institute is bringing in experts from around washington, d.c. that have experience either in some aspect of advocacy and some of the tules that are necessary to be an effective advocate or expertise in the area that the case study is focused on. in this case this afternoon, our next lecturer mr. jack martin is going to speak a little bit to both. he is involved in an organization called fair. it's been around for over 35 years working on immigration matters. it has a position on immigration ha is more interested in having we form that might limit the amount of immigration that would happen in the future as opposed to some of the other organizations that we've listened to which are looking at immigration we form measures that would exand if opportunity for immigration to happen. we are -- since
Dec 31, 2013 10:45am EST
-old ecuadoran immigrant who was beaten to death by a group of teenagers on long island this 2008. this is about 45 minutes. >> i feel like i'm in my living room having a conversation. i'm really, really very glad that you're all here tonight. lots of friends from different -- hi, marty -- from different aspects of my life. i almost didn't make it, actually, but that's another to story. well, as many of you know, my book, "hunting season," is about a horrible crime, there's no other way to describe it, that took place november 8, 2008, on long island when a group of teenagers attacked and killed an immigrant from ecuador. his name was marcelo lucero. marcelo was walking with his best friend, angel. angel survived the attack but marcelo did not. there were many reasons why i was attracted to this history. one of them was the nature of the crime. i found out very early on that these young people -- and they were very young, they were 17 and 18 at the time, juniors and seniors in high school, made it a practice, sport be -- if you will, or entertainment to go around hunting for boehners wh
Jan 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
the side of the comprehensive immigration reform debate are looking at the immigration issue from the perspective of the trees, of the individuals. perhaps theking at perspective of an employer who wants to be able to bring in a foreign-born worker to take a job. they may be looking at it from the perspective of an immigrant who wants to be able to sponsor a relative. they may be looking at it from the perspective of somebody who is illegally in the country who has u.s. citizen children and wants to try to get legal status so that they do not any longer fear the possibility of deportation. i want to open this up to questions fairly shortly, but i --t to get back again to the what basically came out as the big picture in the quote i pulled from wiki. focused, as an organization, on the big picture in terms of resources basically. and i hope that all of you are very much aware of the fact that a generation, are facing some very severe resource constraints in your lifetimes. one of those major constraints is energy. i would assume you are all aware of that. you are certainly aware of
Jan 2, 2014 10:05pm EST
discussion on prospects for immigration reform in the coming congress. from washington's journal, this is 45 minutes. >> host: usa today immigration reporter allen gomez joins us now to discuss potential for congressional action on immigration reform in 2014, and we are entering a midterm election year this year. how is that going to impact the prospects for a big new immigration movement? >> guest: well, i mean, that means if they are going to pass something, do it relatively quickly. the closer to the election, the more difficult it becomes for members of the house, members of senate facing close elections to vote on and take up the controversial issue. ontroversia. what we have now is -- there is some time early in the year. there is another window that they're looking at after the primaries. one of the big concerns here is that republicans who are not voting any thing might face a primary. there are these windows throughout the year. everyone agrees that when it gets too close to the election, it will be impossible. host: here's the story from earlier. the budget deal may clear the
Jan 2, 2014 12:00pm EST
is happening with the asian vote is symptomatic because that has a lot less to do with immigration or anything else. republicans have an enormous problem with minority voters and the country is getting more and more diverse. won the 59% of the white vote in this election. historically, -- if you got 59% of the white vote, you won the election. but it is no longer sufficient. an events a portion of hosted earlier today by american university. you can see the entire event at 3:45 eastern or at later today, an encore presentation of q&a with the editor of national affairs magazine, yuval levin. he describes it as a journal on public policy and political thought. he also talks about the health care law and the differences between left and right. today at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c- span. all this week, book tv is in prime time on c-span2. continuing with books on world affairs, starting with "the big truck that went by: how the world came to save haiti and left behind a disaster." idealist," and after book a discussion of the "why work matters: how economic growth and reduce po
Dec 30, 2013 7:15am EST
., which she says has been increasing in frequency as the anti-immigration backlash grows. she tells the larger story through the specific case of marcelo lucero, a 37 year old ecuadorian immigrant who was beaten to death by a group of teenagers on long island in 2008. this is about 45 minutes. >> i feel like i'm in my living room having a conversation. and i'm really, really very glad you are all here tonight. lots of friends from different -- hi.fe from different aspects of my makebut i almost didn't it, but that's another story. as many of you know, my book "hunting season" is about a horrible crime, another way to describee it, that took place oh november 8, 2008, and longatt island when a group of teenagerm attacked and killed an immigrant from ecuador. his name was marcelo lucero. he was alone at night, workingd -- walking with his best friendu who survived the attack, but marcelo did not.y i there were many reasons why i one was attracted to the story. und s young people, and they were very young, they were 17 and 18 at the time, juniors and seniors in high school, made it a pract
Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
? i am not going to give 11 million illegal immigrants a path way until i get something i want. i want a new immigration system. i would not trust them to give it to me. our democratic friends are not going to trust us to hold everything up until we are satisfied with border security. you live on the border. i know you are as sincere a this as possible. we have to talk about the elephant in the room. every time we have this debate, there's always a reason the border is not quite secure enough. we spend billions of dollars and we got 21,000 border agents on the border and we're spending $4.5 billion more. we will have 18 drones and we're going to have the comprehensive strategy at substantially deployed and operational. we are going to have terms that are flexible because at the end of the day, people on their side believe we are going to use 90% or 95% to find one problem after the border and we never quite get there. your desire to secure this border is my desire. the southern fencing strategy is completed. that makes sense. as senator has expressed numerous times, fences are not
Jan 3, 2014 7:30pm PST
party or the republican riffs might settle enough that immigration reform might seem possible. john: john kerry has been busy foreign front what does he have to achieve? >> a whole lot of middle east. john kerry is in the middle east trying to push on that and in the second half of january, there is supposed to be a peace conference near geneva on syria. there's an irony there because this is an administration that said it wanted to do less middle east and more asia. so far that's not happening. john: president obama leaves hawaii saturday night. congress comes back on monday. what is the first thing they have to take care of? >> one of the things is the that erm unemployment expired last year. it's unclear how many republicans will join in. what this would do is help out long-term employed, people with weekly benefits but it's also going to set the stage for a broader conversation on income and equality we'll hear later in the year, the essential theme of the president's state of the union address. that will explain a lot about how this year is going to go. john: amy, 10 months unt
Jan 2, 2014 7:00am EST
about the top lobbying victories of 2013. look at the prospects for major immigration reform and discuss a new book about emerging presidential powers. first, the outset of the new year is a time when americans evaluate financial goals. we want to hear about your expectations for retirement. specifically, do you think you will be able to retire on time? how have your expectations changed in the past several years? we set up our phone lines differently today. if you are under 30 and want to talk about your retirement planning,, number on your screen. or 51 and31-50, over, there are numbers for you as well. on can also catch up with us all of your favorite social media pages. use twitter, facebook, or e-mail us. very good thursday morning to you. we want to begin with the story that was in several papers this week. the headline is the world braces for retirement crisis. is bearing down on workers of all ages. it was spawned years before the great recession. the crisis was significantly worsened i twin traumas. the ap blames the crisis on three factors. one, countries of slashing be
Jan 4, 2014 7:00am EST
narrow agenda. probably immigration is at the top of the list. the debt ceiling has to be addressed. late february, early march -- those will probably be a couple of things that he will focus on. yesterday, these executive actions on gun control. those kind of things. the big thing for him is that he will go around the congress as much as he can. even though john boehner appears to be taking on the tea party. that is another interesting story. i still would not hold my breath. certainly not an election year. -- paulul brandon of brandus is our guest. if you want to ask any questions, you can call the numbers on your screen. you can send us e-mail or tweet us as well. paul, to your point about relations with congress, there is a story in the wall street journal saying that the priority will face an early test in congress. that goes to the part of the relations that he has with congress. guest: or lack of relations. i think that the president understands that he is about to enter his sixth year in office. very little is going to get done with these republicans. particularly with the e
Jan 5, 2014 7:00am EST
next fed chair. the issue of immigration is what we will be focusing on in the first 25 minutes. what, if anything, should congress be doing about immigration? as always, you can join in on the conversation to social media, send us a tweet at, send us an e-mail, , or join us on facebook. we will focus on immigration this morning. profiles in caution is a cover story on "cq weekly." what does it mean into the future of any bipartisan deal this year in congress? insight on the issue of immigration. there is this -- jane --te last year, john boehner addressed the , talking about taking a piecemeal rather than comprehensive. [video clip] >> the american people are skeptical of comprehensive bills, frankly, they should be. the only way to make sure that these work this time is to address these complicated issues one step at a time. by doing so we give the american people confidence that we are dealing with these issues in a thoughtful way and a deliberative way. makeconfident that we can progress on this important issue. that was the speaker of
Dec 29, 2013 5:00pm PST
more smoothly. the push for comprehensive immigration reform stalled. president obama's approval ratings took a big hit even in solidly blue california. same-sex marriage advocates celebrated rulings by the u.s. supreme court. edward snowden leaked about surveillance and raised eyebrows. >> privacy lets us determine who we are and who we want to be. >> and questions about the role of silicon valley companies. social media darling twitter had its ipo. the latest tech boom in the bay area fueled job gains and higher housing prices. there was the long-awaited opening of the new eastern span of the bay bridge, after months of threatened delays due to faulty bolts. two b.a.r.t. strikes drove the bay area commute into chaos. it was a year plagued by gun violence in our communities and efforts to stem it. the airline crash at sfo left three people dead and almost 200 injured. more than 400 square mile near yosemite national park were scorched by the rim fire which raged for nearly ten weeks. >> the comeback of 2014 is complete. >> there was the surprise victory by team oracle in the muc
Jan 4, 2014 12:35am PST
town where human smuggling is the principal business. and immigrants pay inflated price for what may be their last purchases on the earth. watt tire get them across the desert. coats to protect them from night cold, and if all else fails, rosaries. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: the cold, hard end of the road. a metal slab in the morgue, tucson, arizona, where hundreds of unnamed immigrants end their desperate quest for an american life. and it falls to robin, an anthropologist working among the dead here to tackle the huge task of identifying the remains of men and women who died crossing the mexican border over the past three years. >> the i think it is really important for us to think about the human cost of our border today. >> reporter: down the hall, robin keeps a solemn locker room. >> people are carrying a lot of religious items with them. like rosaries. many, many prayer cards. it really, to me indicates that you are, you are planning for something where you need extra protection. >> she keeps a book filled with the hard luck cases. >> these are cases where the family
Jan 2, 2014 5:00pm PST
areas that they expect it to irvine even bricks and now that immigration restrictions have been extinct for them the sunset since he hasn't done much today because of the british . when all their remaining in the mug areas now have every bite and it was really any wet with in the european union. here is skepticism and hubby and son say the mass immigration it's an all time high of forty committee doing to stop the influx of unknowns to what the scene from the eu and wanting to be made to the shoulder is not possible for people to come here to do the cutting benefits to putting in place very tough measures in control the sister caught by the institute of company what a steamy . this is the sas in politics just as saying that chris and i can cut would remain in the above gary and migration. according to the difference the bombing of the day. the company needs to implement some mind that contingency measures in order to help schools and housing stress this deadline has been known about for precisely seven years comes to the idea that we should be rushing around panicking about it now it is
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Dec 31, 2013 11:30am EST
suarez. everybody was talking about how now the groundwork was laid for immigration reform, big, big changes. both parties had got religion on this issue. now here some immigration reform. now that we're in the waning hours of 2013 what happened? >> i think the tide turned, but it didn't turn as radically as we thought it would. the result of the elections, the rejection of the republican self-deportation immigration policies made quite obvious this was not the way to go for the g.o.p. but the problem is the congress and the way the election is happening, all these districts that are conservative and regional that dominate. we have an election year coming up. we have a congress that is paralyzed. so even though we saw major advancement, the approval of the senate bill, and we saw different changes in the states, driver's license and changes with a pro-immigrant attitude, many districts made it impossible. just the matter of the republican congress, the house of representatives, they don't want to move forward on anything that could help. >> did it ever look like such a slam dunk as i
Jan 5, 2014 8:00am PST
another battle over raising the debt ceiling, there's immigration and familiar clashes over obamacare. the law, now in effect, is once again being used against vulnerable democrats. >> keep your insurance if you like it. >> reporter: for democrats, income equality is another theme. the president calling for an increase in the minimum wage. as for republicans, they may have a stronger political hand if they can refrain from fighting one another. party leaders tell me they still worry those simmering feuds with the tea party could be the biggest thing standing in the way of winning those six elusive seats and taking control of the senate. george? >> okay, jeff, thanks very much. >>> and with that, let's get to one of gop's rising stars, senator rand paul. happy new year to you, thank you for joining us. >> good morning. >> you guys are going to begin right away this week, by extending benefits to the unemployed. president obama yesterday says it's cruel to deny those benefits. he wants a vote right now. and the house speaker john boehner says that he's open to it if the benefi
Jan 5, 2014 1:55pm EST
them, even if they have the immigration status approved and they don't have to worry about it, in my district, immigration reform remains a priority. so there is a great sense of frustration that the senate has already acted and the house has yet to act. we hope that we will pass with speaker meters leadership piecemeal a bill to solve the legality of the immigrant and get them on a path to citizenship. but we have to first secure the borders and that is what i hear a lot from our constituents and let's get immigration reform done. that is a priority. but first, let's make sure we won't repeat this mistake and this remedy 10 years from now. so that immigration and also jobs are tied together in my district in south florida. we had a big boom financially a few years ago. now construction is at an all- time low. tourism is still the driving force in south florida. but they construction jobs will not be coming back and we are getting a lot of money coming in from venezuela and other places that are unstable. but we don't know how long that will last. there is a sense of insecurity about
Jan 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
like? washington does not yet seen to be ready to do that. >> speaking of bold ideas, immigration is being talked about again. the potential for some kind of movement. what do you think the republican party needs to do on immigration to ensure its survival? >> we need to modernize our immigration system, to have a system that says we welcome people from all around the world. unfortunately, you have one chance every 10, 20 years to do big, bold immigration. >> what about the ones that are here? >> that are all sorts of problems that are there. if you have a president of the united states that wants to use this issue for political means and not forgetting for policy, many people know that we need to increase visas. that is something we should agree on. we should have some sort of program to work for a time and go home. it is what many people want to do. once you start fixing the imbalance in the markets that exist, security becomes harder to do. now that we have fixed the system, what do we do about the people who were here right now? >> you would back some incremental approach that wo
Jan 5, 2014 6:30pm EST
be small and incremental. regarding immigration, they are looking toward a post-obama 2017. he said that about the health care act. there are those looking well beyond the legislation termed toward the home new era. >> thanks to both of you for being here. thank you for your questions. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] >> on the next "washington journal," we will look at what is on the agenda for the second session of the 113th congress as both chambers return. the boston globe's brian bender in the wall street journal's janet hook join us. we hear about what happened for those who started receiving health care coverage january 1. then we discuss a recent report done by the agency regarding revenues from oil and gas companies that drill on federal land. we will also look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter on "washington journal," live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. host: joining us this morning from detroit, anna galland, executive director of civic action from thank yo
Jan 4, 2014 6:30pm EST
. conversation, frombyers for political -- politico. with immigration. that is one of the core issues for you this year. things have been pretty stalled in the house for a while. the comprehensive bill passed the senate several months go. is it time for the tech industry to support more of a piecemeal approach? especially because one of the bills that may have legs in the very, would look at raising the number of h-1b these is -- these is. >> as you know, the tech industry and the democrats and republicans are united about this concept. we should the best and brightest people. we should hire the phd's and master's. we have a decision that is important to our decision. we are sending jobs and revenue overseas. how did we get there? democrats have taken the position led by the president this must be part of the comprehensive package. jobs said years ago, you're killing the future is a technology industry with this strategy. we love to see a stand-alone bill. we have to go with what the president wants. he is the president. 's is the speaker of the house line things up... i do not have legislati
Dec 31, 2013 2:30am PST
limited english and immigrant community, in fact, all our commensurate's live in fear of did he portion and they've mistrusted the system. so this is a message i want to send by the signing of this ordinance and i'm speaking to our immigrant communities that's it's safe absolutely save to call the police if you're a victim or witness to a crime. everyone knows we need to stand against s come we also retain some local flexibility to deal with violent felons and while we compromised on that aspect of it and understood how complicated that was that perhaps we had points of view on we never lost sight of getting rid of s came. so we do what i think other government's should do we found the common ground and that's why i'm proud to be signing this ordinance. i'd like to take p the opportunity to invite supervisor avalos what it's meant to him but basing also to the rest of the city. thank you, mr. mayor. and i want to thank you for your work on this legislation. we met in early august to discuss this item and i was very impressed with how much you thought about the issue and what the
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Jan 4, 2014 11:00am PST
and the other is immigration. housing, a moment where there is, i think, an opportunity to get a bipartisan agreement that government and these mortgage monsters they created, frannie mae and freddie mac, should withdraw from the more damage market. a good time to do it. >> because home prices are rising again. >> i think the senate is ripe for a deal if -- if he either stays out of it or doesn't decide what this is another opportunity to campaign against bankers. >> what about immigration, dan? >> well, let's talk about that. >> because i think boehner, i think he wants a deal, if he can get it. i know paul ryan would like to get some kind of deal. a lot of republicans would like to get this issue passed. >> yes. i think there's two ways to think about the immigration issue. obama's support among hispanic voters, one of the key parts of his base and re-election, has fallen off. he's down about 14 points among hispanic and among young voters as well. he could go in one of two directions. put the republicans in a position where it's impossible for them to vote for the immigration
Jan 6, 2014 8:00pm EST
writes for "politico" and puts out a letter for them. >> let's start with immigration. things have been stalled in the house for the while. the bill passed in the senate. is it time for the tech industry and democrats to support more of a piece meal approach to passing immigration bills? especially because one of the bills that may have legs in the house is the skills visa act and it is going to look at the number of green card adding that some members might be able to use? >> the tech industry and democrats and republicans are united we should get the best and brightest people in the united states. we should hire them after the university. we have a decision we want this. we are sending jobs and revenue overseas which is a bad thing. the democrats have taken the position this must be part of the package. steve jobs predicted sadly four years ago saying you are killing the future of the technology industry with that strategy because immigration reform is difficult. we would love to see a stand alone bill. the speaker of the house is holding things up because he is not having the legisla
Jan 5, 2014 7:00am PST
, comprehensive immigration reform, maybe not. at least not right now. raising the minimum wage? nope! maybe extending s.n.a.p. benefits? uh-uh. how about restricting access to firearms or common sense economic legislation to expand the middle class and help the poor? nope. and then there's long-term unemployment insurance, which allows people out of work to collect benefits for up to 73 weeks, nearly a year and a half, in states where unemployment is especially why. without it, most people's benefits last only 26 weeks. and that long-term benefits program expired last month, three days after christmas. 1.3 million americans lost their unemployment benefits. collectively, they lost $400 million in their first week. now, the senate says extending the benefits is priority number one. on monday, their first day back, senate majority leader harry reid plans to hold a procedural vote on a bill that would extend the benefits for another three months. the bill, so far, has one republican cosponsor, senator dean heller, reid's colleague from nevada. but president obama is also pushing congress, and
Dec 30, 2013 11:00pm EST
-span.p on examinesyear in review immigration legislation, changes in the rules, and ns a's surveillance programs. deputy department spokesman marie harf commented on the recent bombings in russia killed more than 30 people. these attacks come weeks before start of the socioolympics. here's part of her remarks. >> can i ask a question about russia? >> yeah. i've had in the last few days. does this put security in doubt the olympics and are you concerned about the safety of americans travelling? points as we w did. the first one happened, after in the , we condemn strongest terms. to end sincere condolences the victims and stand against terrorism of any kind. for sochi, u.s. itizens planning to attend should remain alert for security of all times. have said perts criminal activity in sochi is comparable in sites. the olympic games are an opportunity for thieves and cause olks who want to mischief. threats against the olympic games and acts of terrorism to russia. this is an exciting, positive, sporting rnational event. but people go there do need to watch outigilance and for
Jan 4, 2014 5:00am EST
if you legalize 12 million illegal immigrants and put them on a path to becoming u.s. citizens in which they then would be able to vote, that you are adding an enormous voting potential, voting block, in favor of democratic candidates. and i cannot estimate how much that perception may have influenced votes on the republican side, but it certainly won -- if it were given any credibility, it would counteract the argument on the other side. yes? i wanted to even the conversation with some of your points and the points on the panel. you touched a little bit with resource scarcity and the economics of that. they seem to suggest that the increase in immigration is essential, particularly for high skilled workers. the panel suggests for every high skilled worker job that is added, teed up to three local jobs for american workers are toed in that area -- two three local jobs for american workers are added in that area. it suggests that americans are not taking the jobs anyway, so the only way to combat the lower skilled workers to bring immigrants.ants -- onanted to hear your take some o
Jan 3, 2014 9:00am PST
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Jan 2, 2014 10:00pm PST
another care facility to keep her hooked up to a ventilator. >> an undocumented immigrant will get to practice law here in california. john blackstone reports a ruling just cleared his path. >> sergio garcia was alone in his office today when the state supreme court issued its decision granting him a law license. >> it has been a long, long journey going on five years, you know. i graduated law school in may of 2009 and here we are 2014 and we finally have the final piece of the puzzle that will allow me to fulfill my dream and finally become an attorney. >> he was brought to the u.s. from mexico when he was just 17 months old and has been waiting for his green card since 1994. he passed the bar exam in his first try, but because he's undocumented, federal law prevented him from getting a law license. california and its governor have given more and more rights to undocumented immigrants. they can get driver's license and qualify for in state tuition. another law forbids police in california from turning people over to federal immigration authorities for anything other than major fe
Jan 5, 2014 1:30pm EST
have debated health care. let me turn to immigration. the senate passed an immigration bill. will the house pass it with vast bipartisanship? or will they kill it? >> i think they will pass something. they will pass more than one piece of legislation. something that deals with security and agriculture immigration and of course, some sort of pathway for those that are illegal today to become legal. as citizens? maybe, maybe not. that will be one of the bills passed by the house. >> will that be sufficient? >> you can have a second-class citizen situation. the signs are encouraging. these people are our neighbors. they work in our economy. they play an important role in our community. the congressional budget office has to pass immigration. there's is a huge economic argument to do this. the political argument is whether this is something they have to do? the notion in 2016 when you'll have presidential candidates running around, it will be much more difficult. the next few months are the opportunity to do it. it house wants to do this in a series of bills that is easier for them, fine.
Jan 2, 2014 6:30pm EST
illegal immigrant. a fugitive banker who faked his own death was finally captured. and the mayor who smoked crack makes a big announcement when the "cbs evening news" continues. >> dubois: in california today, the state's highest court granted a license to practice law to a man who's been living in this country illegally. john blackstone fills us in on this landmark decision. >> reporter: sergio garcia was alone if his chico, california, office today when the state supreme court issued its decision granting him a law license. >> it has been a long, long journey going on five years, you know? i graduated law school in may, 2009, and here we are 2014 and we finally have a final piece of the puzzle that will allow know fulfill my dream and become an attorney. >> reporter: he was brought to the u.s. from mexico when he was just 17 months old and has been waiting for his green card since 1994. he passed the bar exam on his first try but because he's undocumented federal law prevented him from getting a law license. california and its governor have given more and more rights to undocumente
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have an immediate term impact. immigration reform is critical. there are people born outside this country that have unique skills to take the jobs that are available that are going unfilled. as a result, salaries are not being paid. tax revenues not being generated. most importantly, these immigrants -- >> what are the types of jobs that, you know, people that we need a visa for? what is it that you are seeing? >> i do not think immigration reform is one thing or another. there are many in this country that are working hard. you have a situation where in silicon valley and the jobs you referenced earlier, engineering jobs, it data science, significant skills are required. these jobs are going unfilled because the bar for allowing people from outside this country to work in this country is too high. i always recalled a statistic. 40% of fortune 500 were founded by immigrants of the children of immigrants. these companies are creating economic opportunities. a third area is to invest in infrastructure. >> in terms of going back to a topic we went over earlier, things are popping up
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immigrants and get them path -- on a path to citizenship. but we have to first secure the borders. lotthat's what i hear a from our constituents. let's get immigration reform done. that's a priority. but first make sure that we're not going to repeat this mistake fromhis remedy 10 years now. so that, immigration, and also jobs. they're very much tide together in my district in south florida. a big boom financially a few years ago. is all-timetion low. tourism is still the driving florida, but the construction jobs seem to not be coming back and we're getting a money coming from in venezuela and other places that are unstable. but we don't know how long that will last. so there's a sense of insecurity souththe economy in florida. i think those two issues are .hat's driving the voters the third thing that unites them is disgusted congress. unifyingd to be that force. [laughter] i don't know where that 6% that still approves of us are, but they're not in south florida. maybe they're in your area. we'll comeckly, and back. immigration reform is obviously something that we've all focus
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. in an immigrant from mexico can practice in the state of california and sergio garcia arrived illegally and then graduated from law school and passed the california bar exam. and he now believes that other states will follow the california league. >> i know florida is facing the same issue. and i really think that they were leadings to act. >> the ruling in his favor came just a day after a new california law went into effect allowing qualified applicants and to the state bar and new laws allowing illegal immigrants to obtain their drivers licenses in those states. many critics say that it gives them an illegal chance to drive but some say it's less of an immigration issue and more of a safety issue. >> this will help in that respect. because they will be safer drivers and there will be less hits and runs. lou: 11 states allowing them to obtain some kind of driver's license. and we will take all of this up tonight with the lou dobbs law. occluding doug burns who is joining us. tempters below freezing across much of the country. tonight you're going to find out. we will be talk
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